You traverse the landscape of the heart, blind.
Many places are inaccessible, the climb
too steep, the fall too far. You find yourself
in unexpected places: the city of lost friends,
harsh and hostile; the marketplace of favors,
with its winding paths and high hills.
You feel your way, on and off the depression
plateau, up and down the mountain of abandoned
expectations. A journey of scents and sounds,
the touch of dry wind on your bare arms. Always
the seduction of the bells, ringing, ringing, just
a few steps away, just out of reach.
For Art Journal Caravan w/Tangie Baxter - AJC Adventure Quest in Cartography #06 June: A Matter of Heart.
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